Dia de los Muertos
WE BUILD AN ARC WITH TIRINGUINI, A GATE INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION SO ANIMECHA KNOW THE WAY BACK TO THIS WORLD
A pivotal scene in my soon-to-be released (12/10) title, The Daring Young Man, takes place during Dia de los Muertos in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, Mexico.
I am fortunate to have a friend who hails from nearby Uruapan. He has been helping me with details and both the Spanish and Purepecha words in the book. He recently posted these pics to my Facebook wall. I wanted to share them with you.
"In colloquial language, we call death, La Calaca, the bony siriquisiaca death, the friend who does not discriminate. His prescence is always associated with the eternal feminine as well as the symbol of life is associated with the feminine. Usually the image of death is only a skeleton covered with a mantle and wielding a scythe in his hand. But in November during the festival of the dead, his image becomes festive, funny, smart or sophisticated, droll, grotesque image of politicians, Rulers and institutions. There is a town in Michoacan called Capula. the people are masters of the art of modeling clay. They produce images of death each year modeled in clay of the region and decorated with great imagination. All those little mud fihuras are popular with the population but perhaps the most popular of all are The catrinas. These figurines are elegantly dressed and death somehow glamorous. Yesterday in Morelia Capula artisans presented their annual exibition Capula skulls."
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